Shorewood Loves Dogs!

Shorewood residents love their dogs! They're so cute, funny and cuddly and they definitely become part of the family. It's a good thing they are so darn cute because its up to us to handle their waste - a not so fun part of the deal.

You may say, "just leave it, it will decompose". Actually THIS IS NOT the way to handle dog waste in your yard and willy-nilly along sidewalks, in other people's yards and in our parks. Here's why:

  1. It takes months for poop to decompose and in the meantime people and dogs step in those brown, smelly bombs and track them indoors. Yuck!
  2. When it rains the rain washes poo residue into sewers and into the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan. NO, we DON'T want poopy stormwater in our waters, especially since rivers flow into Lake Michigan where we get our drinking water. Dog waste, like human waste, poses a risk to public health and water quality. Double yuck!

What's worse than picking up poop?
Stepping in it!

What's worse than stepping in it?
Swimming, fishing or drinking water that has dog poo in it!

SO, WHAT'S ALL THE STINK ABOUT?
Here's some freaky facts that will help dog lovers realize the importance of being a good pet owner and create a better home for use and our 4-legged friends. Read more...

SO, WHAT TO DO WITH DOG WASTE?
Here are a few ways to safely handle dog doo-doo. Read more...

GET OUTSIDE - WHERE TO WALK
Walking is great for you and your dog! Read more...

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Shorewood Launches the Shorewood Loves Dogs Campaign! Enter Your Dog in the Dog Mascot Contest!


The Shorewood Parks Commission and Shorewood Waters Project is teaming up to look for a tail-wagging, good, happy dog to be Shorewood's mascot to help share important information with dog owners. The info ranges from healthy dog tips to managing dog waste and highlighting Shorewood's dog ordinances while we also share pictures of Shorewood's 4-legged friends.

Submit your dog's name, breed and picture and up to 100 words on how your furry friend makes you laugh to tburkart@villageofshorewood.org between January 24th and February 14th. Winners will be announced on March 14, 2019. Get more contest info here.

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